Dr Scott Hodges, DO
Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Hodges has completed over 35,000 spine surgeries throughout his career, with a special interest in spine motion preservation techniques. Dr. Hodges entered private practice in 1994 with the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he works alongside a team of medical professionals specializing in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.
Dr. Hodges is a pioneer in joint replacement and also has an interest in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for the spine. He was an early adopter of navigationally assisted MI and has served as a faculty member and chairman of numerous educational programs for over two decades.
Dr. Hodges’ current research focuses on spinal mobility before and after surgical intervention. He is an active innovator with over 50 patents for spine/orthopedic devices, and he currently serves as chairman of the research committee for the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.
Dr. Hodges is a native of North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Southern Adventist University and graduated cum laude from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri. He also served in the United States Air Force achieving the rank of Major.
Dr. Hodges is a member of the following societies:
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Independent Medical Examiners
American Osteopathic Association
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics
American Spinal Injury Association
American Medical Association
Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
Orthopaedic Research Society
Tennessee Orthopaedic Society
American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians
Chattanooga Hamilton County Medical Society
Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association
Scoliosis Research Society
Cervical Spine Research Society
International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
Spine Arthroplasty Society
American College of Spine Surgery
Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association
Clinical Orthopaedic Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Society Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
AO Spine North America
Medical & Dental Council Cayman Islands